College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > History of Art & Architecture
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HAA) offers a curriculum that identifies and promotes continuing contact with the enduring values of the world's artistic heritage and the application of these values to the future. It aims educationally to provide a broad foundation in the history of art and architecture that emphasizes the exquisitely diverse ways that peoples across time and place have inscribed their most cherished cultural traditions into their material world.
The Folda Archive, housed in the History of Art and Architecture, is a collection of slides, photographs, books, and object files from the private library of Jaroslav Folda (Professor Emeritus, UNC, Chapel Hill). These materials relate to the study of the medieval world, with a particular emphasis on the Latin Kingdom and its affiliated states.
Having students engage directly with the rich artistic and architectural resources of Chicago is central to our teaching, especially the encyclopedic collection of the
Art Institute of Chicago. Thanks to a partnership between the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University, all students, faculty, and staff are entitled to free admission to the museum.
HAA students regularly visit the museum with faculty, attend a variety of events, research objects in the collection, and intern in different departments. HAA also offers the Arts and Literature domain class HAA 200: Special Topics on the Art Institute, which allows undergraduates to explore the history of the museum, its special exhibitions and collections.
Professor Curt Hansman and Student Emily Spurgeon in Japan for Study Abroad!
Professor Mark DeLancey teaching
The department all dressed up for winter!
The Dying Slave dressed up for Halloween 2012
Our Rebellious Slave dressed up for Halloween 2012
The view from our department on a cold winter day
Professor Susan Solway with her book at the International Congress of Medieval Studies
Student Michael Basiewicz visiting the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing for HAA 242 Art from 1945 - 1975
The Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago
Our students standing around a replica of the Calendar Stone
HAA Faculty Celebrating Professor Paul Jaskot
Our Departmental Bookcase, Showcasing Books Written by HAA Faculty!
Student Isi Ennis during HAA 242
Professor Paul Jaskot and students of our Historic Catholic Church Architecture of Chicago
The Modern Wing Entrance at the Art Institute of Chicago
Student Sarah Vassileff During HAA 242!
Professor Joanna Gardner-Huggett and Student Working on Something in the Digital Commons